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Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Founder's Company


NB: MICROFILM: Use of microfilm compulsory for all items listed below except Ms 6343/3


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 6336/1 1697-1715 (Both vols unindexed)
              /2 1736-1801  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 6337 1681-1736 (Gives dates of freedom)
     
Ms 6338 1736-78 (Gives dates of freedom)
     
Ms 6343/1 1779-82 (Gives dates of freedom)
              /2 1842-81 (Does not give dates of freedom)

1865 list of members (with index) available in Printed Books Section.

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 6340/1 1643-1701 (All vols unindexed)
              /2 1700-34  
              /3 1736-79  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

Ms 6341 1736-81 (Unindexed)

See also Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.21 Founders' Company 1643-1800 (1998). Compiled from Mss 6340/1-3, 6335 (rough list of apprentices) and 6331/4-6 (court minutes). Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 6342/1-7 1681-1780 (Yeomanry listed alphabetically from 1691)
     
Ms 6343/2 1842-81 (Alphabetically arranged;
              /3 1882-1913 dates of freedom not given)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 6331/1-5 1704-97 (All vols unindexed)
              /6 1797-1815  
              /7 1816-29  
              /8 1830-43  
              /9 1843-60  
              /10 1860-82  
              /11 1882-1902  

see also WARDENS' ACCOUNTS:

The wardens' accounts 1497-1681 (Ms 6330/1-2) record some quarterage and apprentice presentments. They are transcribed and indexed in Guy Parsloe (ed.), Wardens' Accounts of the Worshipful Company of Founders... (1964), available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section.


Last updated July 2007

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